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Murnauer Moos

Bavaria  >  Germany

32 sq Km of preserved natural wetland & important nesting site for Eurasian Curlew. The largest alpine moor in Central Europe.

Added by Garry Hayman

Description

The Murnauer Moos is a flat and open moorland and the largest area of natural wetland in cerntral Europe. Moors, wet meadows and forest form a unique mosaic. The Murnauer Moos, south of Murnau is a refuge for many birds and threatened species like Eurasian Curlew and Corn Crake. There is a nice twelve kilometer long, marked circular hiking trail (see the map below).

Details

Access

Park at St George's Chappel, Ramsbach. From there you can make a beautiful 12 km walk through the moors and pass the Bohlenweg (see the map). Or you can only walk the 4 km 'Bohlenweg'. To do that at the junction of the Moosrundweg in Murnau / Westried you will reach the Bohlenweg after about one kilometer. On wooden planks you cross the natural moor landscape with heather and sparse birch and pine stands and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Moors/heathland

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The meadows in the Murnauer Moos are an important retreat for meadow birds. 1,430 hectares of meadow area in the Murnauer Moos are currently being managed without fertilization. Most of the meadows are mowed very late, from September 1st, when the meadow birds have long raised their young and important fat reserves have been created for bird migration.

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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